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Vasey, Wayne  

Ludwig L. Geismar

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Wayne Vasey (1910–1992) was a social work educator who contributed to the fields of social policy, social welfare, and gerontology. He was founding executive of the social work schools at ... More

Veteran Services  

Jill E. Manske

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the nation's largest health-care system, with 1,300 facilities providing health care to 5.6 million veterans. VA offers pension and ... More

Victim Services  

Karen S. Knox

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Jun 2013
Social workers provide services for crime victims and their families in a variety of settings, including law enforcement, the court systems, corrections, and parole or probation. This ... More

Vigilante, Joseph  

Michael Reisch

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Joseph Vigilante (1925–2005) made contributions to the fields of international social work and neighborhood-based social services and promoted the rights of people with developmental and ... More

Vinter, Robert  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Robert Vinter (1921–2006) was an educator and consultant and worked at the University of Michigan School of Social Work for 31 years. He was well known for this work in the fields of ... More

Violence  

Sheara A. Williams

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Violence is a serious social issue that affects millions of individuals, families, and communities every year. It transcends across racial, age, gender, and socioeconomic groups, and is ... More

Virtual Communities of Practice  

Mary Pender Greene

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Mar 2017
Sociologists and social workers have long been invested in understanding the role of communities in shaping identities and influencing behavior; however, the study of virtual communities ... More

Vocational Services  

Lauren B. Gates

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, provided through a jointly funded state–federal rehabilitation system and available in each state, help people with disabilities prepare for, ... More

Voluntarism  

Dennis L. Poole

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Jun 2013
Voluntarism can be interpreted at the levels of values, structure, and ideology. In Western society, voluntarism rests heavily on secular and religious values originating in both ... More

Voter Participation  

Frances Fox-Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite

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Jun 2013
Scholars often refer to “American exceptionalism,” meaning that unlike other rich, capitalist democracies, the United States has never had a strong working-class political movement. One ... More

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